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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-121

Nail changes in oral lesions: A clue to diagnosis


1 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, K D Dental College, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Tibin K Baby
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-0388.218217

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Although most nail abnormalities are reactional and nonspecific, some occurs in conjunction with single or multisystem disorders and drug insults which may have associated oral manifestations. Understanding nail changes in oral lesions aids prompt investigations and correct diagnosis. These nail changes are broadly classified into color, structural, and contour nail alterations. This review focuses mainly on oral lesions with clinical nail abnormalities along with brief pathogenesis that is readily recognizable by dental specialists.


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